Chicago alumni goings-on

Chicago linguistics alumnus Aaron Griffith, now a lecturer at the University of Vienna, had his article, “The animacy hierarchy and the distribution of the notae augentes in Old Irish,” published in the December 2008 issue of the journal Ériu. Aaron’s recent conference presentations have included “Raising of *e to *i before  in Old Irish” at the Sound of Indo-European conference in Copenhagen this month, and “pro in Old Irish,” presented at the Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics conference last month in Arizona.

In addition, alumna Arika Okrent has a book coming out next month on created languages. The book, In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language, is published by the Spiegel & Grau imprint of Random House and is set to be released May 19.